Tata veteran Krishna Kumar passed away

Tata Group senior chairman and former Tata Sons director R.K. Krishna Kumar,

Ratan Tata’s close confidant and key group executive, passed away on Sunday evening

after a 50-year career at the sprawling conglomerate. He is 86 years old.

Kumar served in key roles in several group companies and was particularly instrumental in shaping the fortunes of Tata Tea

the company’s packaged consumer goods division. In 2000, Tata Tea (now Tata Consumer Products Ltd.